Edward Anthony Ipser was known by others as a “good neighbor and a great friend,” his daughter Mary-Margaret Walker said. Ipser was an active member of the TCU community for many years and received his MBA from TCU in 1975. Ipser passed away after suffering a heart attack on March 21 in the University Recreation Center while he was checking his blood pressure, according to medical examiner reports. Walker confirmed the information.
Ipser’s three children, Edward Ipser Jr., Jennie Lee Ipser, and Walker all graduated from the university. Edward Ipser’s wife, Annice Ipser, worked in the Religion Department at TCU for 23 years and continues to stay involved in the TCU community, Walker said.
“[Edward Ipser] was the person that anyone called when they were having a crisis or needed something,” she said.
Edward Ipser was a founder and a member of the University West Neighborhood Association because he believed the community and TCU should work together since they are so close to one another, Walker said. Members of the UWNA said Edward Isper will be greatly missed and he always had a smile for those he met, she said.
Edward Ipser’s great-niece, Cynthia Teja, currently attends TCU and is pursuing an accounting undergraduate degree.
The lived with Edward Ipser and Annice Ipser and continues to reside with Annice Ipser in their home close to campus.
Edward Anthony Ipser and Annice Ipser have lived on Stadium Drive on the corner of campus since 1968, Walker said.
Walker said she was glad to know that her father was in a place where he could be well-attended to quickly.
TCU theater professor LaLonnie Lehman said she remembered Ipser as a good family friend and longtime neighbor. She described Ipser as quiet, laid-back and that he always kept his family first no matter what in any given situation.
“His commitment to the community he lived in was important to him,” Lehman said. “He was active politically on the local level. He was always informed on things that were going on in the community.”
Lehman said that Edward Ipser acted as a role model for both her kids as well as his own. Walker also said her father was a mentor to her and continued to be a mentor to Teja years later.
“He was very impressive in a lot of ways…he will be always dearly missed,” Teja said.